Salon.com – Global cooling on the brain It’s cold outside! Must mean manmade climate change is a crock. Right? By Andrew Leonard

“It is alarming how many smart people do little more than look at the weather outside and then make a decision on whether global warming is real or not.” – Andrew Leonard

A site dedicated to quotes taken in context is realclimate.com…good place to get the facts.

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The Fear Factor and Global Warming

I have some questions.  Why do people wish to deny the human contribution to the global warming problem?  Why such rabid arguments?  If you choose to not do anything in your personal life to alleviate the situation, that is your choice.  Many state that people are getting rich off the hysteria.  How?  As for the hysteria, that terminology is coming from the people denying there is a human contribution to the global warming.  There is a combination of natural and human contributions to the issue and the ultimate outcome is unknown.  The practice of living a “greener” life is only common sense on many levels and contributes to more than just global warming.  So why the backlash of incensed denial? 

 My theory is that most people would rather not take action to better the treatment of the Earth and continue their lives as they always have.  To attack the messengers is easier than trying to create a situation that is more beneficial to the earth overall.  I don’t want to encourage a “fight” I would like to see people working as a cohesive unit to keep earth healthy and working to be informative on all issues. 

 I’m not a scientist but science fascinates me.  I encourage respectful discussion and have seen the film about the global warming swindle as well as An Inconvenient Truth.  There is always new scientific information coming in on all sides which is the beauty of science.  In science there is always an ongoing discussion on the theories and evidence being presented.  There is a constant, daily, refining of information and changes being made by scientists although there is nothing that discredits the human contribution. 

The denying public chooses to take advantage of the inherent debate of science and since there is discussion, they don’t really know what they are talking about so it must be false.  But that’s just it. 

Scientific evidence and data is constantly evolving and the stifling of that discussion because you don’t like the results (as our current administration has done) is a sin.

http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/2007/02/hydrothermal_ventsglobal_warmi.php

 http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/fastsearch?order=date&IncludeBlogs=80&search=global+warming

http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u/MBARI?q=global+warming

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Converted Left Wing Nut Speaks Out

So let’s talk about global warming and the human issue.  I got myself into a discussion on another blog that I feel needs further clarification.  Being that I was on a space that blatantly disagrees with what I think was either stupid or brave on my part.  Foolhardy is probably an even better term.  It is certain I’m not going to change anyone’s mind in that arena so it wasn’t a discussion but a punch fest.

Since high school, many moons ago, I’ve learned that our actions on this planet can have catastrophic consequences if not thoughtfully pursued.  I knew way back then that we were dependent on a finite source of energy, that we were polluting our atmosphere, and that the Earth’s population would explode.  We even, way back then, were taught about the Earth’s variable climate since its creation.  That said, the evidence is irrefutable that in the last fifty years, human influence has changed our circumstances dramatically.

Okay, so what?  Having a child changed everything.  It would be simple to just throw up my hands and say, “Oh well, can’t do anything about the climate changes.  I’ll just have to sit here and take it.”  But knowing that I might be able to change our ultimate outcome makes my job indisputable for the future of my children.  Unquestionably the world will be a much different place for my child than it was for me.  However, I refuse to leave a legacy of indifference.